Severe pelvic adhesions following attempted ultrasound-guided drainage of bilateral ovarian endometriomas

Timothy S. Garvey, Ralph R. Kazer, Magdy P. Milad*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A 38 year old woman was thought to have bilateral polycystic ovaries and an absence of pelvic or abdominal adhesions at diagnostic laparoscopy. Post-operative transvaginal ultrasound noted bilateral homogeneous hypoechoic masses with low-level echoes consistent with endometriomas. Transvaginal aspiration was unsuccessful due to the viscosity of the cyst contents. At second laparoscopy severe adhesions with complete cul-de-sac obliteration were noted. This case raises concern about pelvic adhesions following transvaginal drainage of ovarian endometriomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2748-2750
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Endometrioma
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic adhesions
  • Ultrasound-guided drainage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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